Top 20 Highest Paid Footballers in South Africa 2023

12. Gaston Sirino Salary- R400,000 Per Month

Mamelodi sundowns player Gaston Sirino also earns 400 000 Per Month.

Gastón Leandro Sirino Rodríguez is a technically gifted forward who is capable of occupying any of the forward position and is mostly known for his appearances out wide and cutting in on his right or left foot for current club Mamelodi Sundowns . Gastón Sirino arrived in the South African top flight in 2018 and has since become a mainstay in the Brazilians’ first team, he instantly became a favourite of then manager Pitso Mosimane.

Gastón Sirino’s consistent and dependable performances lead to many rumours and speculation of interest from other clubs but it soon became apparent that former manager of his, the aforementioned Mosimane wanted the Uruguayan’s services for his new club the Egyptian giants Al Ahly. Negotiations between Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns fell through due to the disagreement of the fee for the then 29 year old as reports claim the giants from Mamelodi wanted a club outgoing record fee of R90 million.

Gastón Sirino achieved a number of memorable moments at Mamelodi Sundowns and most notably scoring a winner for the club in the 2019/2020 Nedbank Cup final.

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11. Thapelo Morena Salary-  R400,000 per month

Thapelo James Morena is a South African professional soccer player who plays as a defender or midfielder for South African club Mamelodi Sundowns.

Mamelodi sundowns most expensive player Thapelo Morena shares the same amount with Gaston Sirino at R400,000 per month.

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10. Kennedy Mweene Salary – R420,000 Rands

Kennedy Mweene, who was known for his penalty-saving and penalty-taking abilities, was undoubtedly one of Africa’s best goalkeepers, winning the PSL Goalkeeper of the Season title (best player in South Africa’s premier division) in the 2008-09 season. He was wanted by all of South Africa’s top spending clubs, but he stayed with the Free State Stars until the end of the 2012-13 season. He signed a three-year contract with Mamelodi Sundowns on June 27, 2013.

He has saved every penalty he has been confronted with while playing for Zambia since being defeated from the spot by Samuel Eto’o at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. Since his debut in 2004, he has been Zambia’s first-choice goalkeeper, and he has competed in the 2006 African Nations Cup, 2008 African Nations Cup, 2010 African Nations Cup, and 2012 African Nations Cup.

Mweene kept a clean sheet in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Final on February 12, 2012, and stopped one penalty kick (as well as successfully converting his own) in the penalty shootout that decided the game, which Zambia finally won. He was named the tournament’s best goalkeeper.

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Kennedy Mweene has been consistent with excellent goal keeping for 17 years. He has gradually solidified his position as one of Africa’s best goalkeepers. Kennedy Mweene’s current salary at Mamelodi Sundowns, is pegged at R420 000 per month.

9. Marcelo Allende Salary – R430,000 per month

Marcelo Allende Joins Mamelodi SundownsAllende began his career as a youth with Cobreloa. Following Chile’s involvement in the U-17 World Cup, he drew the attention of Colo-Colo and Universidad de Chile, both of whom were interested in signing him, although neither of these moves ended up happening.

In 2016, the footballer made the move to Deportes Santa Cruz of the Segunda División de Chile in order to increase the amount of playing time he received. He made his debut in that competition against Naval.

During his second year with the squad, he scored his first goal for the senior squad against Melipilla. He went on to become a regular starter and finished the season with four goals.

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Allende participated on a trial with the English club Arsenal that lasted for two weeks. During that time, he played for Arsenal’s under-19 squad at the Durban International Cup.

The player was offered more opportunities to try out for the club after the squad won the competition. After a third test, in April of 2017, the English tabloid press stated that Arsenal had made Allende an offer for a professional contract.

Allende signed a contract with Mexican club Necaxa on September 7, 2017, with the goal of returning to the club in 2018, while also continuing his loan with Santa Cruz.

According to Transfermarkt, his potential transfer value is around R28 million. According to a source in Uruguay, Allende’s salary will be tripled compared to what he was getting in Uruguay.

As at 2023, Marcelo Allende salary at Mamelodi Sundowns is estimated at R430,000 Rand per month.

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